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UNIS Heroes on the Pandemic Frontlines, In Their own Words

UNIS Heroes on the Pandemic Frontlines, In Their own Words

By Maya Mukherjee

August 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected each and every one of us. As we reach the terrible milestone of 125,000 COVID-19 deaths in this country, it’s easy to feel that we will be trapped in this loop forever. But there are those in our UNIS community who are fighting every day to make things better. In...

Student Voices on Law Enforcement

Student Voices on Law Enforcement

By Clara Scholl, Editor-in-Chief

June 19, 2020

Prompted by the murder of George Floyd, I asked rising T4 students a series of three questions about their and their family’s experiences with law enforcement in New York City. “What has your experience with law enforcement been?” “What have you been told about law enforcement by your family?...

A World of Protest: UNIS Reacts to Racial Injustice

New York City, June 6th, 2020.

By Maya Mukherjee

June 11, 2020

From Minneapolis to Memphis, Louisville to Los Angeles, Tallahassee to Toronto to Tokyo, Seoul to Sydney, London to Le Havre, outrage over racial violence has ignited protests worldwide in support of Black Lives Matter. It’s well documented that racial discrimination has been deeply intertwined with American laws and practices since the er...

Virtual School: UNIS moves to Minecraft

Virtual School: UNIS moves to Minecraft

By Clara Scholl, Editor-in-chief

June 6, 2020

NEW YORK, NY – Walking into the familiar UNIS lobby, you can almost smell the fresh bacon, egg and cheese wafting in from the cafeteria. Reaching into your bag, you momentarily begin to panic, unable to find your ID. As you contemplate making a run for it, you suddenly remember — It doesn't matter....

Coachella? Try UNIS at Carnegie Hall Instead

Photo by Won-Jae Chang.

By Sophia Lenczowski

April 21, 2020

Carnegie Hall, named after Andrew Carnegie, is one of the most famous and magnificently sounding concert halls in the world. This renowned building has been home to concerts from musicians such as Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Julie Andrews, and Yo-Yo Ma. On January 26, the United Nations International...

How to Keep Your Cool During Online School

Photo by Eren Levine.

By Lude Edens

April 21, 2020

Students are now sitting in front of their computer at home for many hours to avoid social contact. This is not only because UNIS has switched to online school, but also because almost all outside-of-school activities have been canceled or moved online. The school has already cut down the classes in...

Flu Fighting

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By Clara Scholl

February 10, 2020

We’ve all been there. A tickle in your throat, a runny nose, maybe even a temperature. At this point in the year, the UNIS community is all too familiar with the cold and flu symptoms. In this article, I will explain evidence based ways to avoid getting sick, and what to do if you are. Let’s avoid,...

A Sneak Peak Into the Busy Life of Ms. Ryan

A Sneak Peak Into the Busy Life of Ms. Ryan

By Summer King

February 10, 2020

Ms. Ryan is one of the school’s new additions to the Tut House English department. Having just moved to New York, she’s giving a fresh perspective on preparing and educating UNIS students for the IB curriculum – all while growing students’ appreciation for English literature. Our interview...

On Greta Thunberg: How the Youth React to Climate Change

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By Claudia Smithie

January 13, 2020

Greta Thunberg is a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who has gained international recognition as the foremost figure of the youth’s response to climate change. Thunberg has struggled with mental health since she was eight years old and upon hearing about climate change. In a TEDx talk from last...

How Old Are You Now? Celebrating UN Day at UNIS

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By Allison Shih

November 18, 2019

  A plethora of bright flags adorn the walls of UNIS, capturing the international spirit of UN Day and displaying the significance of embracing diversity in our community. United Nations Day marks the anniversary of the establishment of the UN in 1945, and the holiday not only allows us to commemorate...

Global Water Crisis Workshops

Global Water Crisis Workshops

By Nayesha Krishna

April 17, 2019

The newly formed TH environmental club organized two workshops on the Global Sustainability Water Crisis. These were part of the UNIS-UN and organized on March 6th, the day of Cultural Exchange for the visiting students at UNIS. Over 50 students from 15 countries and 13 schools signed up for the two w...

5 Reasons to Join the TH Environment Club

5 Reasons to Join the TH Environment Club

By Nayesha Krishna

February 15, 2019

Are you an eco-warrior? Are you outraged when people buy cartons of bottled water? Are you furious when people toss paper plates, aluminum foil, and food remnants together in the same garbage bin? Do you spend sleepless nights worrying about the future of pandas because their habitat is being destroye...